[thelist] Business practice -- client implementing site while project is incomplete

Seyon evoltlist at delime.com
Thu Aug 5 15:41:31 CDT 2004

Message from Clive R Sweeney (8/5/2004 03:44 PM)
>Peter Brunone (EasyListBox.com) said the following on 8/5/2004 3:17 PM:
>I'm doing this as a sub-contract for another design firm, but there was 
>supposed to be a first payment which the client still hasn't made yet.

I think the firm that's sub-contracted you has to be the one talking to the 
client here, not you. You need to take your concerns to them and demand 
that they make that initial payment. Let them take it up with the client.

Sub-contract work is, in my opinion, one of those things where you 
absolutely must have things in writing. In as much detail as possible. 
Otherwise you end up with the client saying they have no idea who you are, 
you don't work for them or the middle man saying he can't pay you cause he 
hasn't been paid.

And about your original question, no it's not "normal", but in an industry 
like ours I think you need to define your own standards of "normal". If 
you're not comfortable with something don't settle for it.


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